This past weekend we announced that the Washington State Senate approved a landmark agreement between the Sierra Club, Governor Chris Gregoire and TransAlta to phase out the state's massive 1,600-megawatt coal plant between 2020 and 2025.
The small percentage of Americans who have borne the brunt of the human costs of our Afghan war, the utter corruption of the government we are supporting, and the toll in civilian casualties all make the continuing of this war immoral.
History is being reshaped in such a way that previously major events may all be dwarfed by this new moment. Yet inside the Washington echo chamber, in which it can only hear itself talking, thoughts about such developments dawn slowly.
Data camp volunteers come together to donate more than money or blood: they exchange information and then apply their skills to creating solutions to the needs defined by a given set of societal challenges.
Fallout from Egypt rattled cages at the pan-Arab, Saudi-owned satellite channel Al Arabiya when presenter Hafez Al Mirazi threatened to quit if he was not allowed to discuss the revolution's impact on Saudi Arabia.